Monday, January 10, 2011

Honors and accolades

The American Library Association announced the 2011 book awards today at their Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. They are as follows:

Caldecott Medal (for picture books):
A Sick Day for Amos McGee written and illustrated by Erin and Phillip C. Stead

Also honored were Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill, and (a Marshall Lane Library Favorite) Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

The Newbery Medal (for children's fiction) went to Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. Honors went to Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, and Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman.

The Geisel award (for beginning readers) went to Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGee, illustrated by Tony Fucile.

Honors went to Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! written and illustrated by Grace Lin and We Are In a Book! written and illustrated by Mo Willems (a Marshall Lane Favorite Author).

There were many more awards given out and if you are interested, you can read about them at the ALA/ALSC website.

If you are interested in reading these award winning books, you can find the Caldecott and Geisel medal winners and honor books at the Marshall Lane Library. I will get the Newbery winner and honor books as soon as I can. In the mean time, you can look for them at the public library.

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